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The police and the council work together to deal with abandoned vehicles and follow strict rules before a vehicle can be removed. If you think a vehicle has been abandoned, contact your local police station or the council's NETs team on 01506 775000 for its removal.
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You can also contact the council to find out when the vehicle will be removed by telephoning: Customer Service Centre on Tel. 01506 775000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
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Normally an abandoned vehicle will be removed within seven days. However, if the vehicle is considered to be a hazard to the public we will remove it within 24 hours.
In most cases this is not possible. The vehicles that are abandoned are mostly unroadworthy and are consigned to be scrapped. Occasionally a vehicle of some value is abandoned, and these are sold at public auction.
Yes. By law we must wait seven full days after putting on the notice before removing and destroying the vehicle. However, if the vehicle has been deemed a wreck by the Council Officer it will be removed after 24 hours.
You should report it to the nearest police station. If the vehicle is not taxed then you should contact the DVLA.
In order to report an abandoned vehicle, you need to tell us where the vehicle is, and the vehicle make, model, colour and registration number (if you can tell). For caravans, trailers etc a description of the vehicle would be helpful. We usually ask for your contact details too, but you do not have to provide these if you do not want to.
An abandoned vehicle is any motor car, van, caravan, motor cycle or trailer which has apparently been left by its owner/most recent user. Often it will have been left in the same location for some time. A vehicle is considered to be abandoned if it meets the following criteria: the vehicle structure/glass has been damaged by vandalism as opposed to damage caused by a road traffic accident ;or the vehicle has unsecured doors, boot open etc. and does not display a valid tax disc; or the vehicle has been partially or fully burnt out.
NETs team 0800 616 446 Call Centre 01506 775000 Bilston Force Control Centre 0131 311 3131
The value of scrap metal has declined therefore scrap metal businesses do not buy old cars anymore. As a result people are dumping their used cars on the roads.